About Lisa Thomas

Lisa is a retired registered nurse. Most of her career was spent as a parish nurse to several churches as well as parish nurse to the United Church of Christ National Office in Cleveland. She currently lives with her husband John in Westlake and has two grown children.

Recent Blog Posts


By Lisa Thomas  •  September 07, 2023

On September 11, 2001, here in Ohio the temperature was in the mid-70s with a soft breeze. The sky was a brilliant blue and there was that otherworldly light making the..

Jesus Christ Superstar

By Lisa Thomas  •  June 15, 2023

I was so excited. During the winter of 2007, John, the kids and I were going to downtown Cleveland’s Playhouse Square to see a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock..

A Parable of the Lost Daughter

By Lisa Thomas  •  May 25, 2023

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a family in search of a quick meal on a school night.

Sound & Silence

By Lisa Thomas  •  February 23, 2023

This is the final entry in our “Beyond December” themed blogs.

Taking My Breath Away

By Lisa Thomas  •  February 02, 2023

Sometimes it takes my breath away when I see the capacity for humankind to be unthinking, unkind and cruel to one another. Treating others with disregard and meanness..

The Baby

By Lisa Thomas  •  December 29, 2022

Notes from my journal December 2010…


By Lisa Thomas  •  December 22, 2022

This past July 4th, our son, daughter-in-law, and our grandchildren Isabell and Jami came for a visit. We had a lovely time going to the zoo, visiting the lake, and..

Cheez Whiz: A Story

By Lisa Thomas  •  November 10, 2022

If you would come to my house to spend a night, a week or a month, you would hear me say, “While you are here, this is your home. Feel free to use what you need and..

Selfies with the Dalai Lama

By Lisa Thomas  •  September 15, 2022

“If you’d come today, you could have reached a whole nation, Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication.” Jesus Christ Superstar Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber