Grant on 550 WKRC with Brian Thomas

Our Program Director, Grant Dawson, was on 550 WKRC this past week in preparation for our upcoming annual banquet.  Check out his interview on the Brian Thomas Morning Show below.  Fast forward to the 66:45 mark to hear the full interview.

Living To Potential

This post was adapted from The Life Solutions Network.


The phrase “live to your potential”, is a motivating for many people. This can be said in different ways. A friend says, “live your best life.” Matthew Kelly noted author says, “become the best version of yourself.” Potential reflects abilities, growth and how our time is spent (or invested). It reflects what is and what can be.


We often prevent ourselves from living (growing, contributing, serving) fully in different ways:

  • Weakness is related to character. It is choosing to not live by certain values or having loose personal boundaries. Examples are procrastination or not being able to make a crucial decision. It may simply be focusing on short-term wants vs. long-term needs.
  • Mistakes are accidents, maybe a decision from ignorance, lack of skill or focus. Luck can fit into this category; being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mistakes are a part of life. If we allow ourselves to learn from them, they are only short-term setbacks.
  • Malice is choosing ill will, getting revenge or choosing to hurt someone with words or deeds. Some might say that it is living by non-altruistic values.


Living to our potential is about putting our life plan into action. At Reset, we help our residents develop a vision for their future and then walk with them side-by-side as they learn to move forward in a positive way. What about you? How are you putting your life plan into action?

What’s the Opposite of an Eclipse?

There have been several months of build-up regarding the solar eclipse. Many people bought glasses, made travel plans, and arranged their schedules so they could view the eclipse. What they essentially wanted to see was the sun blocked by the moon. A rare sight to see.

What we do at Reset is the opposite of an eclipse. We help our residents see who they truly are in Christ. We don’t want their brokenness blocking their view of Jesus. It is in Him that each one of our residents will find their identity and purpose.

Jesus said… 

“I have come as Light into the world so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” – John 12:46

Reset Volunteer Night

We recently had a fun night at a Florence Freedom game with many of our awesome volunteers. The Freedom came through with a 6 to 2 win over the Gateway Grizzlies! As a bonus, several of our group won raffle prizes given away by the Freedom.

Volunteers are the MVPs of Reset. Without the countless hours our volunteers serve Reset simply couldn’t exist. Thank you to all of our volunteers. Each one of you makes an impact.

If you are interested in joining the Reset volunteer team we have several areas you can serve. Depending on your schedule, it can be anything from proving a meal for the residents to something more in-depth by helping with our program or awareness team.

Got questions or to find out more send us an email at or head to this page and fill out our form.

The newest member of the Reset family

What’s this you ask?
It might not look like it, but this bad boy is a big addition to the Jubilee Market!
This four thousand pound clothes baler will allow us to sell any clothing we can not sell in the Jubilee market store.
So drop off gently used clothes and even clothes that are not so gently used, we can use them all. By donating your clothing, shoes, belts, and purses to Reset you are helping to change lives!

Don’t Miss The Reset Open House

Want to learn more about Reset? There's no better opportunity than to visit our Men's and Women's houses for an in-person visit. On June 4th from 2 pm - 4 pm, we are hosting an open house at both houses, and we hope you'll consider attending.

Here are the addresses for both houses.

Men's House
841 Isabella Street
Newport, KY 41071

Women's House
1044 York Street
Newport, KY 41071

We hope to see you there. Let us know if you can come using the Facebook event page.

Reset Featured On 55 WKRC

In case you missed it live, Reset was featured on 55 WKRC here in Cincinnati this week. The feature was during the Brian Thomas show, and you can listen to Grant and Erich’s interview below. Fast forward to the 79:30 mark to hear the full interview.

Erich Switzer at 55 WKRC

The 2017 Reset Banquet: Hope Starts Here

The 2017 Reset Banquet is right around the corner!

Hope Starts Here is the theme and we are excited to announce an exciting new project that will have a major impact on the residents and the ministry for years to come.

Brian Thomas of 55WKRC will join us and share his insights about the challenges we face as a community in the battle against heroin. We are close to selling out all our tables, so get your tickets now!

For tickets, contact Gary Dawson at or give him a call at (859) 240-7779.


We all make mistakes; it’s part of being human.  If you are not making them then maybe you are too much of a perfectionist or not taking risks.  We learn more from our mistakes than our successes.  I’m not saying to make mistakes deliberately, but that enough of them happen anyway.  Choose to grow from them.

We make mistakes in words we choose when we realize they hurt someone.  We make them in decisions to move a project idea ahead.  Mistakes in judgment.  Mistakes in deeds.

What are your beliefs about mistakes?  Do you believe that they should be avoided at all costs?  Can you see that your beliefs might be limiting your potential?  It is normal to feel a strong emotion with a mistake…but don’t let that control you.  Learn from mistakes.  Own them.  Celebrate mistakes because they are an input to personal growth, even if painful.  Then move on.

It has been said, “don’t make the same mistake twice.”  If we take away a lesson from a mistake, we grow.  We incorporate the feelings and insights into a being a better person.  Take the time to discover the insight that caused the error.  Try to get to the root cause and then put a personal system in place to avoid it in the future.

Eleanor Roosevelt said:  “Learn from the mistakes of others.  You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself”.


Thanks to our friends at Life Solutions Network for letting us re-publish this blog post. Visit them here.