A Proud Uncle

February 3, 2009 — 5 Comments

The CBS Early Show is running a singing competition called the Family Face Off. 

My sister-in-law and brother-in-law were encouraged to entire the competition by some friends in their church.  Reluctantly, they put together a video (recorded at the church with which they serve) and sent it in only minutes before the deadline.

The video is now posted on CBS’s Website and has generated a lot of attention.

They have no idea how they are doing in the competition, but my sister-in-law was contacted yesterday by a representative from CBS who said that they are sending a cameraman to their house in Bluff City, Tennessee this weekend to film the kids in action playing music at home and at church.  My brother-in-law is the preacher at Bunker Hill Christian Church.

They don’t know what this means, but they are excited for the opportunity to share their music and faith with a larger audience.

My sister-in-law wants people to pray for their family as they walk with the Lord through this experience.

For some reason, I can’t figure out how to embed their video, but here’s a link to my neices and nephews in action:



5 responses to A Proud Uncle


    Loved the video. You should be a way proud uncle!

    Ran across info about adding video to WordPress blog today. Maybe it will help sometime:

    “Adding Video to a Blog”
    from WordPress.com 2.7 Essential Training
    with Maria Langer

    WordPress.com makes it easy to share videos from movie hosting sites like YouTube in your blog. In this example we’ll add a YouTube video to a blog post.

    On the YouTube web site, locate the video you wish to include in your post and note the “URL” and “Embed” codes provided in text fields. When embedding a video in a WordPress blog, you will need the URL value instead of the Embed code, because WordPress supplies the “container” code for you.

    Select and copy the URL, then compose or edit your WordPress blog post. Click to place your insertion point exactly where the video belongs in your post, then click the “Add Video” button above the composition toolbar. This brings up the Add Video dialog, with tabs available for each method one could use to incorporate a video. Note that in the “From Computer” tab, there are no video formats listed under “Allowable file types.” This is why, even if you wish to embed your own video in your blog, you must first upload it to YouTube or some other hosting service.

    Select the “From URL” tab, which reveals a form with a single field, into which you may now paste the URL of the YouTube video. Then click the “Insert into Post” button.

    When you are returned to your editing window, you will not see the actual video; instead you’ll see the simple code that tells WordPress which video should be inserted at that spot. To see what it really looks like, click the Preview, Publish, or Update buttons, then view your post as you normally would. You will see that the video appears where it should, with the complete interface necessary to play and control the video.

    Jay and Jessica Hurckes February 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    You are so right. They are amazing. We are so proud of them too. Can’t wait to see them in April!!


    The drummer looks like Levi!


    Great Post
    thank you

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